the Friends raise more than $80,000 to benefit our libraries and assist with the Library Foundation‘s literacy initiatives across St. Charles County. It’s refreshing to know that so many in our community continue to regard books as a valuable part of life. What is even more amazing is all that the Friends can do with proceeds from the book fair and the 250,000+ books, movies, music and more donated throughout the year. Here are just a few of the many ways that our Friends make an impact for literacy:
- Donation of books to the Library Foundation for our Ready to Read and Books to You outreach programs and other community events.
- Funding for Library District book discussion groups .
- Free books to 90+ educators and non-profit agencies on the last day of the Book Fair.
- Sponsorship of the Library District’s Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults.
Click here to see photos from this year’s book fair.